Author Archives: Derrick

Migration Vacation is Over… What’s the Verdict?

I know I don’t post nearly as often anymore, but between home improvements and added work hours, the site has had to take a back seat.  That doesn’t mean that I slouched on the peak of migration though!  In fact, … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Which Can Mean Only One Thing…

… I’ve Hit 200 Species!!! Today at Vassar Farm, mother nature put on one hell of a show.  It will be one to remember, not only for the new addition to my life list, but for the 86 total species seen … Continue reading

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199… and a Half?

According to the website, eBird, I had seen 198 species in my life.  I thought I would see if I could get to 200 before the end of the week since migration is in full swing.  Shouldn’t be too hard, … Continue reading

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May Migration Madness Begins! (Plus Other Updates)

It’s been a while since I last posted on here.  We have been undergoing some very costly home repairs… some of which we are doing ourselves while other parts we had to hire someone.  It has taken away a ton … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Canvasback

So, the fieldscope/iPhone combination really came in handy at Piermont Pier on Saturday! In the distance, I could see Canvasbacks sleeping on the Hudson River.  It was the first time I’ve ever seen one!  I had to have waited nearly … Continue reading

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Photos from Hammonasset Beach State Park – March 2014

Earlier in the month, we drove out to Hammonasset Beach State Park for a little bird watching.  I’ve really gotten attached to going to the beach-like areas in Connecticut to compliment my woodland adventures of the Hudson Valley. We joined … Continue reading

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Random Ulster County Shots (and a Dutchess too!)

With the snow melting and refreezing, it’s become very treacherous to be a hiker.  Even two weeks ago, I nearly took a spill on several occasions carrying my equipment.  To me, its not worth potentially breaking my equipment, or myself … Continue reading

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‘Life List’ Section Updated

It’s been a while since I’ve done housekeeping around the blog.  After work today, I thought I would update my ‘life list’ to include not only what I’ve seen around here, but also during our trips to Connecticut, Maine and … Continue reading

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New Bird Photographed – Sandhill Cranes

If I didn’t get pictures, I wouldn’t have believed it myself. While my wife and I were on our way to various locations along the Hudson River, I received an unconfirmed report of Sandhill Cranes in the area.  It was … Continue reading

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eBird Data Entry Complete!

Trying to keep track of all my unique bird sightings got quite challenging once we vacationed in the Dominican Republic and started traveling to Connecticut.  With so many new species in such a short time, I began entering my sightings … Continue reading

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